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New details about Whitey Bulger’s life on the run revealed - VIDEO

Boston Irish gangster “Whitey’’ Bulger and his longtime companion, Catherine Greig, had at least
14 aliases while they were on the run a Boston criminal court heard yesterday.

They even joined  the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) under false names and used the identity cards they got  the Boston Globe reported.…READ MORE

Northern Ireland July 12 riots already break out - VIDEO

Police in Northern Ireland are on high alert ahead of the annual July 12th Orange Order marches after fresh rioting in Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officials at the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have confirmed that 20 officers were injured, four of them hospitalized, as serious rioting broke out across West Belfast.READ MORE

Top ten Irish summer reads - books to sink your teeth into

Stretched out in the sun, with a cold drink, taking in your back yard, the beach or wherever you may have stolen a couple of free moments in the summer sun. What's missing? A great summer read.

We've put together a list of great summer reads for everyone's interests…READ MORE

Welfare payments now made to half the Irish population

Almost half the Irish population is now in receipt of a social welfare payment from the government as the recession deepens.

New figures show that the cost to the exchequer is spiralling as long term unemployment grows.
Last year alone saw a 40 per cent increase in the total cost of payments to those on Jobseekers Allowance.…READ MORE

Irish hit-man Eric 'Lucky' Wilson fired 11 bullets in pointless Spain massacre

An Irish man is facing up to 18 years behind bars for the June 2010 shooting and killing of Daniel Smith, 24, outside a bar in Spain.

Reports say Eric ‘Lucky’ Wilson, 26, who shot Dan 11 times—including twice in the jaw, in the spine and testicles—outside of the Lounge Bar, in Riviera, was set to appear in court in Malaga Provincial Court on the week of July 11.…READ MORE

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